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after weeks of legal back and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use tha
i want to bring in ed lavandara who is joining us from centennial, colorado. ed, walk us through the charges that he is faced with. >> sure thing, suzanne. essentially, james holmes has been charged with 142 criminal counts. 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder, and essentially, that is doubled up on the number of victims inside of that movie theater. remember, 12 people killed an 58 people who were wound and taken to hospitals. now the legal reason behind that according to the paperwork we have received is that they were able to file double the charges on each of those victims, because number one, prosecutors say it was a planned attack, and premeditated and also because james holmes showed an extreme indifference towards the people he was killing, and that is that he did not matter who he was killing, but shooting indiscriminantly into the movie theater. because off that, that gives them the legal basis to file double the counts against james holmes. there is also one count of possessing explosives and one count which is a sentence enhancer becaus
? >> definitely seen gradual changes as i'm sure you have. look, i've had to use my former cheerleading voice many times to get a question to presidents and to candidates for president. but i've had to do that more and more as has jim over the years because, look, i mean it's just the world that we live in from their perspective that with twitter, the internet, with everything going viral immediately, it's hard for them to say anything without altering the message that they're trying to get out that day. having said that, it is frustrating having been a reporter on several presidential campaigns, you're there, you're going on the bus, you're going off the bus, you're sitting through every speech. and you want to have access to the candidate to be able to ask them questions. and especially at the end of a trip like this where you're really going full bore and you don't have a chance to ask anything, that's what happens when you really try to ask. and you have to be careful of your surroundings, but you got to do your job. >> gloria, and i have to ask you, in the big picture, how important is this r
's going on in this case now. >> ed lavandera on the scene for us as he's been right from the beginning. thank you. elsewhere, in maryland, police say the fbi are now investigating an abduction with ties to the baseball legend cal rib ken jr. his mother was found safe this morning almost 24 hours after being taken from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear wha
. it's a shame. because our tax dollars were used to go to companies often donors of the president's. >> senator ron johnson is a republican from wisconsin, a member of the budget appropriations committee and also a supporter of mitt romney. thanks for talking with us. >> good morning, soledad. >> good morning, there's clearly an effort to move away from conversations about bain and taxes and start talking about crony capitalism. what exactly is that? >> well crony capitalism is taking taxpayer money and funneling that to the people that have supported you in the campaign and that's exactly what president obama and his administration has done. look at solyndra over a half billion dollars invested in a company that's now bankrupt. it was supported by people who supported president obama. that's a dlasic example. >> inserting solyndra back into the conversation. back in may of 2012, here's what mitt romney said about solyndra. listen. >> an independent inspector general looked at this investment and concluded that the administration had steered money to friends and family to campaign
word mark zuckerberg would not have used when he first described facebook. here's what he said to investors. earlier this year. quote, facebook was not originally founded to be a company. we've always cared primarily about our social mission. well, the company's mission now is to make money off of you and its 955 million users. it has to make money. that's just the reality of it. now you're a public company. how does it plan to do that? here's a couple things they're planning to do supposedly. there's a rumored want button. there's a like button on facebook now if you like something. the want button lets you tell your friends what you'd like them to buy for you. maybe it's a wedding or baby registry thing. it's supposed to link you to spending money. there's also a new service called facebook exchange which tracks what you do on the remember and shows you ads when you go back on facebook based on where you have been. according to bloomberg, facebook is also working on a cell phone to try to make money from people on their cell phones which has been a real issue for the company.
with rob marciano there in burnettsville, indiana. and tell us what you have been seeing there in the fields. how bad is it? >> well, suzanne, it is sparse. of all of the states that are in the cornbelt, indiana, has been hit the hardest with the heat, and with the drought. i mean, yesterday, indianapolis hit another record high of 101 degrees and the last 46 days, they have had less than 0.01 of rain. and that breaks a record. we are 2 1/2 hours north of indianapolis, but that is not going to help. you need feet of rain, but it may be too little too late. we have been talking to the farmers all morning, and they are struggling with this, because there has not been a drought like this since 1988. here is what the folks who own this land had to say earlier today. >> the news keeps referring to the drought of '88, and i guess at this point that we are probably better at this date, but we have potential to be much worse until we get major rainstorms coming through. >> so, then they need major rain and i happening today where we will be close to 100 degrees again. this is wha
gillibrand and steve israel sent a letter to the chairman of the u.s. olympic committee asking that the committee only source uniforms from the united states in the future. is that possible? opening ceremony less than a month away. sherrod brown suggested the usoc get their uniforms from hugo boss in his home state of ohio. and harry reid was so mad, he wanted to destroy uniforms. >> i am so upset that i think the olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. i think they should be embarrassed and should take all of the uniforms and put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again. >> the u.s. olympic committee released a statement earlier this week which says, unlike most olympic teams around the world the u.s. olympic team is privately funded and we're grateful for the support of our sponsors. we're proud of our partnership with ralph lauren, an iconic american committee and excited to watch america's finest athletes compete at the upcoming games in london. and ralph lauren, we reached out for comment. they told me they are not giving any statement about thi
. for our belief system, it's not our place to judge, and not forgiving only puts us in a place where we can't move forward. >> colorado governor john hic n hickenlooper was there. he spoke. one of the things he did was he named off the names of the 12 people who died in this horrific shooting, and those involved in the vigil responded "we will remember" after each name. we still have many still hospitalized, eight of them still in critical condition. that vigil was a very important moment for the folks here in aurora. >> okay, thank you very much, poppy. we're going to check in with the ncaa now. they're making the decision on penn state. let's listen in. >> and the powerful people who let them down. there has also been much speculation on whether or not the ncaa has the authority to impose any type of penalty related to penn state. not only does the ncaa have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility to say that such egregious behavior is not only against our bylaws and constitution, but also against our value system and basic human decency. the executive committe
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
case scenario for all of us in the region is when you get full-out civil war, there is no coming back. if it breaks down, if civil order breaks down to the point of no return, then it will take years to fix syria. and i have a feeling that we're seeing the signs of that over the past three weeks. the only people that can bring us back from that brink is obviously the president and the regime. and i believe this is the last chance that they have. >> my exclusive interview with king abdullah will air during our next hour during our 5:00 p.m. eastern hour here in "the situation room." you're going to want to hear what he has to say about syria a lot more detail. also, we spoke about mitt romney and barack obama in the interview. he's got some serious thoughts about these two individuals. >>> let's get to the presidential race right now. in today's republican triple play in ohio, not only is mitt romney campaigning there, so are two men getting mentioned, lots of mentions in fact, as possible running mates. the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, and the former florida governor, jeb bush. c
that the people that use facebook don't want to spend time trolling or scrolling through ads to get to what they really want to see. >> there are people out there who like to say this is going to be the biggest colossal failurer. they say young kids are not using facebook as much as they're used to and there's other companies that can provide the same thing. this might just be a colossal failure. other people say that's ridiculous. >> i disagree with that. listen, now they have 955 million users. i mean, that's staggering. pretty soon, 1 billion. it's remarkable. they haven't really cracked china. >> they don't expose how many people have multiple counts -- >> let's say half a billion people use facebook. that's an amazing audience. so i think, you know, you think about facebook going forward it's going to be like the telephone company. it becomes a utility. at some point when it becomes so ubiquitous or they try to monetize it so much with so many ads it becomes uncool. they have such a head start over anyone else at this point, i think facebook's here to stay. it's just the stock was too
with sheila simon, she'll join us live. we'll get you the rest of the morning's top stories, christine romans has that for us. >>> authorities in iowa draining a lake this morning in the search for two missing girls, 8-year-old elizabeth collins and her 10-year-old cousin lyric cook disappeared last friday. their bikes found at the edge of meyers lake in the town of evansdale, it could take three days to drain the lake sufficiently. >>> police trying to track down who shot this video of a smash mob of teenagers hurling merchandise through the aisles of walmart in florida. wjxt visited the home of the 17-year-old student who posted this video. then removed it from his page. there was no response at the door. police citing a possible link to a nearby house party where gunshots were heard that night. >>> we're hearing from the president of penn state, the new president of penn state for first time since the release of the damning freeh report, rodney jackson says the university must take responsibility at all levels for concealing information about jerry sandusky's sexual abuse of children. >> i
to contact us for any purpose. so presently nobody is asking for assistance. additionally, at that time, there were other authorities here locally who we were talking to. [ inaudible question ] >> i didn't see the box. so i don't know. [ inaudible question ] >> i don't understand the question. i'm a lawyer. objection, vague. do i know the prosecutor? not personally, no. >> you've done work in colorado? >> i've done work in colorado, but in the federal system. [ inaudible question ] >> we've been told that's highly likely that that's going to happen. >> how concerned are you? >> everyone is concerned. [ inaudible statement ] >> well, nobody told me that. from what i know about the laws in colorado. it is a death penalty state. obviously it's going to be murder one. and that's when someone can be facing the death penalty. i actually am in communication with them as well. >> i have concern for their safety. [ inaudible question ] >> we vice presidehaven't reallt far because at this time no formal charges have been filed. [ inaudible question ] >> i really can't comment on that. not very cl
place where there's been a lot of ups and downs and controversy, has been the pool. the u.s. had some mixed results yesterday. >> disappointing day for ryan lochte. he came out without a medal in the 200 meters, free. the great day for matt grievers. and for missy, the missile franklin, she got her first olympic gold of this games in the 100 meters backstroke as well. all the eyes today will be on michael phelps, a big, big day for him. he's back in action, looking do make history with a third straight gold with the 200 meters fly. today could be the day that he breaks the record, 18 olympic medals. and then of course, the chinese sensation, yi xia wen, she's been forced to stand up for the chinese team, deny claims of doping after that sensational performance of hers in the 400 meters individual medley. she's up for the 200 meters individual medley. she set an olympic record in her semifinal. the only crime she's committed is swimming fast up to this point. a lot of pressure on her. >> she in fact swam five minutes faster than her personal best and she broke a world record. one u.s.
. activists say at least 71 people have been killed around that country today alone. >>> back in the u.s., the country is still sweltering under extreme heat and drought conditions. according to statistics released by the national oceanic and atmosphere administration, almost 64% of the country is experiencing moderate or worse drought conditions and it's remained largely unchanged from last week. areas suffering from extreme drought jumped from 13.5% to 20.5%. and 55% of the nation's pastures and rangeland are also in very poor condition. the effect of the extreme heat will soon take its toll on our wallets with corn and other crops withering and dying in the heat, food prices are expected to shoot up. emily schmidt has the details. >> reporter: in a rural corner of maryland, it is the right place at the wrong time to live off the land. >> sunnyside road, yeah. it's been sunnyside too much this year. >> too much sun, too little rain for too long. tommy bowls' crops are the worst he's had in 25 years of farming. have you ever seen anything worse than this? >> i've never seen anything. i'
overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemploy
we left it. >> and it sounds very much to us like that is the man who owned the home. we can't independently verify that because this was shot by the neighbor. the media was not allowed in. this is remarkable video. this is the first time we are seeing the damage first-hand as the families go back to the area. jim spellman is in colorado springs. we will talk to him later on about this. everything that is happening in just a little while, 5:30 eastern time. >>> heat as well as gusty winds are an issue for firefighters battling the wildfires near colorado springs. the weather conditions have kept some from going to see the conditions. for the one whose are going back fire officials are warning them to stay vigilant. >> as you repopulate these areas you will see smoke. you will not see the firefighters but they are there. >> the waldo canyon fire has destroyed nearly 350 homes and burned more than 1,700 acres. >>> temperatures rising and power lines down around much of the northeast. >> powers out. anything goes. >> i guess a light moment in what could be a very serious situati
in contempt. >> congressman issa went on to call monday's announcement another example, quote, of using politics over good policy. we asked jeffrey toobin about the timing of this. he said an eight-month gap between indictment and press conference is unusual, but jeff said there may be good reasons to keep indictments sealed that long, such as the one laid out by the u.s. attorney handling the case. >> when we are conducting covert operations, it benefits us to have the names of the defendants we are looking for sealed and not available to the if you believe. >> so were there good law enforcement reasons to keep these indictments feeled for eight months? possibly. was there also a political or public relations component to monday's announcement? also very possible. we have no clear answer to chairman issa's allegation tonight. nor for this allegation levelled by issa and republican senator charles grassley. they say the atf has now put these two fast and furious whistleblowers, special agent shawn dodson and pete fraselli under a boss who threatened to take them down. in a letter, issa
. both of those places the u.s. in fifth place, a big disappoint, china came first and japan won the silver after a recount and britain, the surprise out of all of this won the bronze. the first time for 100 years. >> john orozco known for sticking landings and doing clean landings. let's talk about missy franklin and michael phelps. >> reporter: this is what everybody is looking forward to. he has the opportunity to become the world's greatest o limb pea yan an. >> if he can win a medal at the 200 meter butterfly, he'll be tied for 18 medals, the most any one individual athlete has won. he then has a second chance at the men's 100 meter freestyle. if he wins a medal there, he will have surpassed that goal and officially become the world's greatest olympian. missy franklin, known as the new phelps, she has won a gold and bronze and now we're looking to see whether she can also win a gold in today's 200 meter. high hopes running on her. she hasn't done well in the run-up. >> thanks, atika, jealous of you getting to see all of that in person. in a couple of minutes we'lltic alicia
on the attack against the president using really his own words instead of having to come up with a hurried vice presidential announcement. and, wolf, there are some tea leaves to read here. kelly aot said to be high on mitt romney's vice presidential search list, she is going to be appearing with mitt romney up in new hampshire tomorrow. the romney campaign announced that yesterday. wolf, i think it stands to reason that the campaign would not have announced this event, would not have said slooes going to be at this event up in new hampshire if they were going to somehow come out tomorrow and announce she's the vice presidential running mate. so i think that's an indication that perhaps this window before he goes to the olympics is closing and that the vice presidential announcement will come off the olympics are over, wolf. >> they haven't released his exact schedule yet. when he's going to be in london, israel, when he's heading back to the united states. he's going to poland as well. do we know any details about that? >> reporter: wolf, i can tell you right now that, yes, all three of those
, the employer of the crew. can you break down essentially what this report really does tell us? >> reporter: the report is clear that the initial surprise event, as it's known, was the failure of the speed censor that led the plane to lose its speed measurement. now, pilots are supposed to have trained for that and react in a particular way. and indeed, that's not happened here. when the censor failed, the pilots, realizing something had happened, took a course of action and the way the report describes it, the pilots' inputs were abrupt and excessive. they were a starlet effect. the emotional shock of what had taken place. and then as things got worse, and the reactions became more extreme, it says there was a saturation of the mental resources needed to make sense of the situation. so long story short, something happened, shouldn't have been that serious. the pilot flying reacted in a particular way, and that ultimately doomed the aircraft. >> and this is critical, because i think there was a consideration by french magistrates at one point to investigate these companies for manslaughter.
in sports from the u.s. anti-doping agency. they were all associated with lance armstrong's former u.s. postal service cycling team. the agency says they were trafficking in performance enhancing drugs during all or part of lance armstrong's seven tour de france victories. armstrong himself is not part of that. but he is fighting charges as well that he used banned drugs. he filed a lawsuit. it was dismissed. he went ahead and refiled that lawsuit in a flash, really. all within a matter of days. a lawsuit against the anti-doping agency to try to help keep their case from going forward. stay tuned to this space. it may be dismissed again. it may go forward. >> there's been anti-doping agency news almost every day. one might start to wonder whether they are on a performance enhancing drug. >> good point. listen, the controversy is raging. this guy has gone through hundreds of tests. he's cleared hundreds of tests. he wants people to know, this could also just be really bad press. >> yeah. he's refiled it. we'll follow it closely. >>> trucks aren't meant to fly. doesn't mean they can't. a
, and humility who have called it justice by its name. for every one of us, a particular person comes to mind. someone who set a standard of conduct and made us better by their example. for me, that man is my father, george romney. it wasn't just that my dad helped right the civil rights provision for the massachusetts, he helped create michigan's first civil rights commission or that as governor he marched for civil rights on the streets of detroit, though he did those things, too. more than these acts, he was the kind of man he was and the way he dealt with every person, black or white. he was a man of the fairest instincts and a man of faith who knew that every person was a child of god. [ applause ] i'm grateful to him for so many things and, above all, for the knowledge of god whose ways are not always our ways but whose justice is certain and whose mercy endures forever. every good cause on this earth relies in the end on a plan bigger than ours without dependence on god, dr. king said, our efforts turn to ashes and our sun rises in the darkest night. we find only what called cures that
. thank you for reporting for us. >>> the u.s. has given afghanistan a gift only a few other countries have, ally status. secretary of state hillary clinton made the announcement during an unannounced visit to kabul. the ally status gives afghanistan access to u.s. defense resources and training, ahead of the 2014 u.s. troop withdrawal. clinton says the designation is aimed at keeping afghanistan secure for the long term. >> our strategic partnership agreement is not aimed at any other country. our goal is to work with the region and the international community to strengthen afghanistan's institutions so that the transition is successful and the afghan people themselves can take responsibility and the future of afghanistan will be safer and more secure. >> mrs. clinton now heads to a donor meeting in tokyo to gather financial support for afghanistan. >>> now to syria, where the violence is spreading beyond the border. two rocket propelled grenades fired from syria slammed into a lebanese border town. two syrian refugees were killed and two others wounded. violence continues across the
. okay, he can't hear us. we will get back to that and we will continue to follow the olympic security. >>> in the meantime, terrified civilians flee for their lives. the streets of syria's largest city now a battleground, and anyone who stays behind could be caught in the cross fire. we'll talk about what role, if any, the u.s. should play in syria. we'll be joined by former u.s. ambassador christopher hill. this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> welcome back. we're talking about security at the olympic games in london this morning, and bill rathburn was the securities director for the 1996 games in atlanta, and he's joining us this morning to talk about the challenges. bill, we got the audio issues worked out, so glad you're with us. tell me what the biggest challenge is, the athletes, the venues, or the spectatorspectat you think, when it comes to olympic security? >> i wouldn't say a
that paterno did not know that sandusky was a child predator. joining us live from philadelphia, cnn contributor and patriots news reporter sara ganim. you've been covering this story from the very beginning. this is a panel that reviewed more than, what, 3.5 million documents, held 430 interviews before coming up with this report. how does this break down in terms of who was most responsible? >> well, judge louie freeh said it comes down to these four people, joe paterno, the president graham spanier and those two penn state officials who have already been charged with lying in the criminal investigation, tim curley and gary schultz. when he was asked about other employees, or more wide cover-up, he denied any other employees are responsible for actively concealing the allegations against jerry sandusky. he did lay some blame on the board of trustees for a lack of oversight. he said they were simply too lax and let a couple of people get away with too much power and not enough responsibility to report. but as far as other people that they lay blame for actively concealing jerry sand
of boos. >> he literally came to our house and attacked the issues that are important to us on our turf. >> and there you have it. that was the wrapup, at least from that presidency. shannon travis is live from washington, d.c., this morning. shannon, it really looks like mitt romney's just not backing down at all from this, and there are all sorts of people weighing in on all sorts of different reasons for why he may have gone to the naacp annual conference. wrap it up for me to start with whether this is going to have a residual effect in the negative or in the positive. >> reporter: well, we're still trying to weigh that, ashleigh. when i was watching it, it felt like one of those reality tv shows where the candidate on stage either lives or dyes by boos or applause. he was booed when he mentioned obama care which was a little surprising, because the people at naacp, it's not surprising that he is opposed to obama care. he got booed when he said he was a better president for african-americans than president obama is. last night at a fundraiser in montana governor romney basically pla
're ready to go. hopefully when we get there, we'll be ready to go right when we get there. if they need us to start dropping today, we can start helping out. watching the news and seeing everything that's going on out there, and so we have just been waiting for the call. as soon as we got it, we're ready to go. we're all experienced so we have been through it before. but the biggest thing is we are thinking if we can do our job and do it right, we'll be able to stop it, and you know, hopefully wherever we put the retardant down is where the flames will stop and they won't go any further. if it works out right, it will burn itself out. >> that was paul miceal, sadly dead this morning. he was aboard that c-130 that crashed that. crash does underscore concerns about the ageing fleet of those c-130s. today the air force has grounded all of them. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is joining us now to tell us more. good morning, chris. >> carol, this is taking a major weapon out of the inventory, so to speak, when it comes to fighting these wildfires. these c-130s were patrolling over four s
, john. >> all right, jim accost yashgs let -- acosta, let us know whether that torch comes through. you can see the entire interview tonight at 9:00 eastern right here on cnn. >>> so let's stay in london. nine athletes including a former olympic bronze medalist are banned from competition after testing positive for doping offenses. the international association of athletics federation confirmed six of the athletes were caught using a sophisticated new methed off domethod of doping called t biological passport method. they're from morocco, turkey, greece, bulgaria and russia and ukraine. seven admitted their offenses and the four year bans were immediately cut in half. its no the clear if any of the athletes were competing in the 2012 olympics, however. >>> and right now the olympic torch is scheduled to arrive at millennium bridge as it works its way to the site of tomorrow's opening ceremonies. excited about this. >> absolutely. >> later today the olympic flame will get a royal welcome at buckingham palace. princes william and harry and the duchess of cambridge plab ton ahead. >> along
will join us again, the co-founder of the senate tea party caucus. first though, we want to get to christine romans with an update on the top stories. good morning. >> good morning, soledad, also developing this morning, investigators trying to find out what caused a mystery odor that made a flight crew sick and forced an emergency landing last night. the u.s. airways flight from charlotte to rome was diverted to philadelphia. attendants told the captain they were feeling sick and smelled something strange. an airline spokesperson says five crew members were taken to the hospital and released. passengers were eye vak waited and put on another flight. none of the passengers got sick. >>> a woman who abandoned her 19-year-old special needs daughter outside a bar will not be charged. police say eva cameron left her daughter lynn outside a bar in tennessee then drove home to illinois. our affiliate wvlt spoke to eva who says she has the best intention. >> i didn't get the help i needed from illinois, somebody at the church said why don't you go down to tennessee. they have a good health care sys
sinai peninsula, the sight of two previous kidnappings this year. in a twitter posting, u.s. embassy confirmed the abduction saying we are in close touch with the egyptian authorities doing everything we can to bring about safe release of the tourists. joining me is mohammad. this is the latest in a series of kidnappings involving americans. tell me what makes this one different? >> yesterday, the kidnappers were able to speak to the public and they vow to kidnap more tourists today if authorities do not release the uncle of the doctor who is charged with drug charges. it seems this tribe is much more organized and serious about kidnapping more. of course we know there was two incidents earlier this year where americans were abducted. one was in may and the other in february. the hostages were released after hours of being kidnapped and they were all treated well. this is the case in this incident, too. i mean, abductor announced that the hostages are safe. they are offered food. the request of demand is to release an uncle from a jail in alexandria. >> you mentioned they ar
and attacked the issues that are important to us on our turf. >> that was one sample of what we heard. i also talked to another woman who said that she absolutely booed but she said she was not booing mitt romney, she was booing his agenda. vice president joe biden will be coming in here later on this morning. the president is not coming to the naacp. the white house says he has a scheduling conflict and that's why joe biden is here, but, soledad, i have to tell you if romney's aim yesterday was exciting the conservative base with that speech he gave to the naacp, he may have also excited the liberal base of the democratic party or at least african-american voters because i think this crowd will give joe biden a warm response when he gets into this hall later on this morning. as for mitt romney, later on today talking about speaking to your base, he is going to be holding a fundraiser in wyoming with none other than dick cheney. soledad. >> jim acosta for us. thank you. i should mention in a few minutes we'll be speaking with florida's lieutenant gov, jennifer carol, the first african-america
for us this morning. >>> prepare candidates, by the way, have promised to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. neither george w. bush nor bill clinton followed through but in this exclusive interview mitt romney tells our wolf blitzer he will make that happen if he's elected. >> reporter: do you consider jerusalem to be the capital of israel? >> yes, of course. a nation has the compass itty to choose its own capital city and jerusalem is israel's capital. >> reporter: if you become president of the united states would you move the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem? >> i think it's long been the policy of our country to have our embassy in the nation's capital, jerusalem. the decision to actually make the move is one, if i were president, i would want to take in consultation with the lead r leadership of the government which exists at that time. so i would follow the same policy we have in the past, our embassy would be in the capital but the timing of that is something i would want to work out with the xwoft. >> reporter: with the government of israel? >> with the governme
with president obama's signature legislation. the vote comes two weeks after the u.s. supreme court ruled that the law is constitutional. but the political posturing for both sides is now in high gear. >> having now had 30 different debates on this war over repeal of the health care bill. the house republicans have finally hit their boil the bunny moment. enough is enough. today life imitates art. we now have another boss in our midst. i call this boss obama care. repeal obama care. let's get rid of the boss once and for all. >> all right. let's bring in dana bash live on capitol hill. we know it's going to fail in the senate. the house republicans, what do we think they're accomplishing with what they're trying to do here and, dana, why all the crazy boil the bunny language going on? >> i don't know if somebody just had some 1980s movie trivia and tv trivia running inside the cloak rooms. a little bit odd. fatal attraction and the dukes of hazard for people who don't know. in any event in all seriousness what we are seeing here today are republicans trying to explain why they are doing t
were hiking, sure enough, a grizzly comes up with two 2-year-olds. the one comes right at us. the one thing is the key. you do not run from a wild animal. mountain lion -- i'm association bear, black or grizzly. a fox, a wolf, whatever. do not run. young people have to understand this. carry your bear spray. bear spray. some people say mace. it's not, it's pepper spray. a big canister. that's what helped me and saved my you know what, my tail, when this bear came for me. it was a young grizzly trying to prove himself. it's very important, the brothe bear spray. whatever that might be. a grizzly bear can run 100 yards in six seconds. six seconds. a football field. you cannot run -- it's a hard thing to understand, but you have to stand there and make noise. because the minute you turn, that's like a fleeing animal to them. they're not maneaters, a bear and/or a shark, whatever it is. like the shark thing you mentioned. that surf board or tidal board, they were around seals, right? that looks like a big old seal. what would you do if you were a shark? i've had the fortunate experience t
in 2008. talking about the wartime attack that cost her the use of her legs. she was awarded the purple heart. now she's running for congress from illinois. so far, so good. her opponent joe walsh says she should stop talking about her service to the country which has created a national uproar. tammy duckworth joins me now. tammy, let me thank you for your service to your country. you are remarkably courageous. i think many people share that. having said that, does joe walsh have a point? he's a political opponent to you. he clearly believes that you have been -- let's not say manipulating it but deliberately overusing perhaps your military service and heroism and courage which is without any dispute to try and promote your political position. that's to his disadvantage. do you accept if you were guilty of that charge, that would be unacceptable? >> well, i have to say, piers, i've not been talking exclusively about my military service. and, in fact, i think mr. walsh created this uproar because he didn't want to admit to the people in the district that he cast several bad votes last we
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